|Russian Nuclear, capable of destroying England in 4 Minutes, Finland 10 Seconds|
A senior ally of Vladimir Putin has threatened to carry out a nuclear strike that could wipe out Britain in less than four minutes. Citing Metro UK, Aleksey Zhuravlyov, deputy chairman of the Kremlin's defense committee, also claimed Finland could be destroyed in 10 seconds with a Satan-2 hypersonic missile. He said Russia could crush the Baltic states 'like a nut'. The Satan-2 weapon of mass destruction was tested by Russia last month.
Putin called the launch a threat to get countries to think twice about intervening in his bloody war in Ukraine. Since then, Russian state TV has repeatedly threatened to use nuclear strikes against Britain. One TV channel simulated how a nuclear attack would be launched and another claimed how nukes could plunge Britain 'overboard'. The latest threat comes as senior Russian officials appear frustrated by Vladimir Putin's lack of military progress in Ukraine. They were angry that there was a "union of the West" against Russia.
In a major blow to Putin, Finland this week announced it would apply to join NATO, ending decades of military neutrality. In an interview, Zhuravlyov said: "If Finland wants to join this bloc, then our aim is perfectly legitimate - to question the existence of this country. This is logical." "If the United States threatens our country, that's great: this is Sarmat for you, and there will be nuclear ashes from you if you think that Russia shouldn't exist." "And the Finns say they're fused with the US.
Well, just wait." "Finland should thank Russia for their statehood, for the fact that Finland exists as a country (is because of Russia)." Asked if Russia would now reattach nuclear weapons to its 810-mile border with Finland, Zhuravlyov said: "What for? We don't have to." "We could attack with Sarmat from Siberia, and even reach England." "And if we attack from Kaliningrad, the hypersonic travel time is 200 seconds - so go ahead, guys." "On the Finnish border we will not have strategic weapons, but Kinzhal class weapons, will reach Finland in 20 seconds, or even 10 seconds." Zhuravlyov said Russia would massively strengthen its military forces on its western flank.
He claimed Finland was provoked to join NATO by the US and Britain. Reflecting views among hardliners around Putin, he added: "The United States will do everything possible to make World War III happen." "Just not in their territory." He said Russia "definitely" could strike first with nuclear weapons if Russia's very existence was threatened. "Finland and Sweden are now joining an alliance that wants to destroy Russia. Therefore, we want to destroy them in response," he said. Asked about the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Zhuravlyov said Russia would destroy them too if necessary.
"We're definitely not afraid of these nuts," he said. "They're as nasty as stink bugs." "But they need to be destroyed if necessary." "Now the insects are small and smelly." Russia's new 'big beast' hypersonic Sarmat is a 208-ton 15,880mph intercontinental ballistic missile. Recently, Russian TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyov, 68, told viewers that Britain should be bombarded with Putin's most advanced nuclear weapons twice. He proposed using Satan-2 to wipe England off the map.
Next, Russia had to drop Britain into the ocean depths with its Poseidon underwater robotic drone that caused a 1,640-foot tsunami, he said. So far, Moscow has blamed Britain for acting as the coordinator of the West. Britain has also been called a "cheerleader" for NATO's tough response to Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
However, analysts believe the chances of Russia actually deploying a nuclear missile are very low. Gideon Rose, former editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, said of the matter: "Since 1945, every leader of the nuclear powers ... has rejected the use of nuclear weapons in combat for very good reasons." "Putin is no exception, acting not from a soft heart but from a hard head." "He knew that tremendous retaliation and universal humiliation would follow, with no comparable strategic advantage to justify it." Many believed that the threat was a tactic to scare the west from interfering in the invasion.